BR(ScR) Thompson B1 class 4-6-0 no. 61407

BR(ScR) B1 class no. 61407

    BR(ScR) Thompson B1 class 4-6-0 no. 61407. A quality build many years ago, from the excellent Piercy Models kit, with the very fine Alan Harris (AJH) cast metal wheels and a Portescap RG7 motor/gear unit. This lovely model had been originally painted in LNER lined black as number 1059, an Ipswich loco, but with the curved strengthening pieces to the corners of the running plate that only Cowlairs Works carried out on Scottish locos. I am 100% sure that no Ipswich loco would ever have had this modification, especially in LNER days, so the model has now been stripped of it’s original paint and has been expertly repainted in this totally authentic new guise by John Cockcroft. Not only does she now look the part, but she also performs very well, even on the 5′-5″ radius curves of my test track. This model is for sale, if interested please see the “Models for sale” section of this website.